Samode Village invites you to experience regal majesty within a rural Indian setting. Nestled within the rugged yet beautiful Aravali Hills, this enchanting village is ideal for ambling around, where you can discover an aesthetic beauty of havelis (private mansions) and forts. With ancient art, culture and local handicrafts, there is much to explore. In its midst is the magnificent Samode Palace, a heritage hotel that has been a favorite resting place in India for the global named and famed, from royalty to renowned wordsmiths and musicians.

Themes

  • Heritage
  • Landscape

Highlights

  • Samode Palace
  • Village Walk
  • Local Life
  • Aravali Hills
  • Havelis and Forts

Places to Stay

Samode Bagh

Style: Camp

Samode Bagh combines warmth and luxury in an atmosphere that is quiet, relaxed & elegant.

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Samode Palace

Style: Heritage

An effortless blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, the Samode Palace is one of India's most charming and romantic hotels.

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Samode Safari Lodge

Style: Lodge

It is best described as India's first 'non-hotel' accomodatoin, and the focus here is not only on wildlife but also on its habitat, the local villages, re-forestation and conservation.

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Activities in Samode Village

Complimentary activities at Samode Palace – 4 Days

(Only if staying at Samode Palace) Discover the Palace’s magnificent splendor during a hotel tour; notice the Indo-Saracenic lifestyle then and now; view mesmerizing sunset vistas of the Aravalli Hills and the Fort. Explore the local village with a Palace guide. Get a bird’s-eye-view on camel-back rides over desert sand dunes. Take light treks to nearby hills with a Palace guide. Embark on short jeep safaris to an ancient step-well, the ruins of Mahar and a lovely old temple. Spend the afternoon mingling with farmers on a farm. Unwind with High-Tea at Samode Bagh or Samode Palace. Gourmands can also learn a few tips from a cookery session.

Complimentary activities at Samode Palace – 3 Days

(Only if staying at Samode Palace) Discover the magnificent splendor of the Palace during a hotel tour

Sand Dune Dinner at Samode Village

Procession to the dinner venue on sand dune with decorated canopied camel carts accompained by torch bearers & musicians.

Complimentary activities at Samode Palace – 2 Days

(Only if staying at Samode Palace) – Discover the magnificent splendor of the Palace during a hotel tour

Highlights of Samode Village

Explore the charming and elegant Samode Palace

Half day Jeep Safari from Samode Village

Enjoy an exciting safari on your private jeep into Samode, a picturesque Rajasthani village, famous for its fort and haveli, once a halting station on the caravan route. Traverse the windswept candescent desert past rocky hillocks with imposing forts; pass rustic countryside mud hamlets and green fields. See farmers in colorful turbans tending fields, women in multicolored traditional skirts and stoles, playful children and herds of goats. Witness the quiet yet zesty and enthusiastic life of the desert people. You will be enchanted by the aura of rural life with its age-old cultures and traditions.

Excursion to Samode Palace from Samode Village

Enjoy an excursion to Samode Palace and visit the hall of mirrors, the frescoes, the courtyard/lounge with the silver furniture. Relax and to get a taste of this royal maharaja lifestyle in the countryside.

Dera Amer Ride with Lunch from Samode Village

A ‘welcome drink’ gets you en route on an elephant-back ride lead by a tribal guide, through a scenic private jungle at the foothills of the Aravali Range, surrounded by the wilderness, a few hamlets housing the local villagers and past a 400yr old temple…away from madding crowds, followed by a lunch of Indian and Continental fare.

Dera Amer Ride with Forest visit & Dinner from Samode Village

At sunset, make your way amid natural, serene environs engulfing the camp on elephant-back lead by a tribal guide, through a private jungle at the foothills of the Aravali Range, surrounded by wilderness and a few hamlets housing local villagers. Pass a medival fortress lit with mashals. Dine al-fresco beneath stars with a live barbecue, mashals (flame torches), bonfires and cocktail snacks.

Dera Amer Sunset Ride with Dinner from Samode Village

At sunset, make your way amid natural, serene environs engulfing the camp on elephant-back, through a private jungle at the foothills of the Aravali Range, surrounded by wilderness and a few hamlets housing local villagers. Pass a medival fortress lit with mashals. Dine al-fresco beneath stars with a live barbecue, mashals (flame torches), bonfires and cocktail snacks.

Dera Amer Elephant Safari-Bath-Feed from Samode Village

Spend some time with the friendly resident elephants…splash about bathing them, food is the best time…feed them their favorite bananas, or simply color paint them. Enjoy an elephant-back safari lead by a tribal guide through scenic private jungles in the Aravali Range, be engulfed by natural wilderness, see local village life, hamlets and a medival fortress. Lunch is Indian and Continental fare.

2h-Camel Cart Ride at Samode Village

Experience an authentic 2 hour ‘camel cart’ ride through the small and beautiful village of Samode, famous for its fort and haveli. Explore the village in this unique way…observe vibrant colors, local life, traditional customs, etc. Be enchanted by the people of Samode, who are best known for their warmth, hospitality and affectionate nature. Weave through the historical lanes, get insights of the forts and palaces, hear various stories of the royal past along the way.

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